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Table 8 Changes in Osame motor disability score (OMDS) in patients with HAM/TSP who had been observed for one year (n = 346)

From: Real-world clinical course of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Japan

  Baselinea 2nd-year pointa ∆OMDS per yearb p value c
All patients 5.74 ± 2.22 5.94 ± 2.29 0.20 (0.14–0.25) < 0.001
Steroid group 5.73 ± 1.95 5.97 ± 2.05 0.24 (0.13–0.34) < 0.001
Steroid-history group 6.54 ± 2.48 6.79 ± 2.61 0.26 (0.13–0.38) < 0.001
Untreated group 4.95 ± 2.12 5.08 ± 2.16 0.13 (0.06–0.20) 0.001
Miscellaneous group 5.81 ± 2.17 5.92 ± 2.06 0.10 (0.02–0.23) < 0.001
  1. aData are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. bData are expressed as point estimates and 95% confidence intervals
  3. cStatistical methods used the paired t-test